Acampora’s mini-wagons do not carry the Mini logo but rather that of “Castagna-Milano,” one of the famed Italian coachbuilders of the past century that Acampora hopes to revitalize.
The show-version Castagna mini-wagons will be fully drivable and can be tailored to the customer’s request.
|Castagna-Milano mini wagon is based on Mini.|
Acampora, who spends half his time designing buildings, decided to invest both time and money in the mini-wagon project after realizing many car enthusiasts share his passion for the Mini.
In fashion-conscious Milan, the Mini is so popular that there is a strong demand for custom versions. Famed fashion designer Missoni is among the many celebrities who already have purchased one of Acampora’s cars.
The Missoni Castagna mini-wagon will be exhibited at the Geneva show, alongside another custom design, called the “Woody,” and a mini SUV-style vehicle with larger wheels and a longer suspension.
, meanwhile, plans to unveil its own new Mini variant sometime next year.